We're inviting Expressions of Interest (EoI) from State or Public funded Indian Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to nominate up to twenty Indian PhD scholars registered with them to apply for Newton Bhabha Fund PhD Placement Programme. These HEIs could be Central/State or Public Universities and/or Institutions with 200 or above registered PhD Scholars.
The EoI entails that HEI will be willing to match fund their nominated scholars if they get selected and awarded Newton Bhabha PhD Placement. Details on the funding commitment can be found in this announcement.
It is recommended that HEIs nominate their twenty best candidates for this programme. Please ensure that your nomination process is fair and competitive.
Only one EoI to be submitted per institution. The deadline for submissions for EoI is 18 July 2019.
About Newton Bhabha Fund PhD Placement Programme
The key objective of the PhD Placement programme is to facilitate the capacity building of individuals and create sustainable, long-lasting links between India and the UK through PhD placements, and partnerships. The programme is being implemented in India since 2014 under STEM and Life Sciences subjects. The approach of the programme is scholar centered to ensure that the best possible development experience is provided. It supports in increasing the number of highly trained researchers in the UK and India with international experience, able to contribute to the absorptive capacity for research and innovation and thus bring about economic and social benefits.
As part of the programme, Newton Bhabha Fund will be offering opportunity for the UK and Indian PhD scholars to spend a period of their study (2 to 4 months) in Indian and UK higher education institutions respectively.